CEO, Lisa Gottfried, brings an authentic, creative and results-oriented approach to Video In a Minute. Over the past few years, she has head up a team that works with wineries ranging form 1,000 cases up to 100’s of thousands, such as The Napa Vintners Association, Clos du Val, Rodney Strong, Reata, Bell Winery, Rocca Family Vineyards and Elkhorn Peak Cellars. She has also developed video for local businesses outside of the wine industry, such as The Doctor’s Company, Neurovations, Cancer Lifeline Specialists, Heathy Buildings Technology Group and others.
For the fifteen years leading up to the launch of Video In a Minute, Gottfried owned and operated her own video production company, DigitalWeavers, focusing on promoting entrepreneurs, book authors and the gourmet food industry. Her book trailer and video clients included Random House, Tully Wihr, Little Pickle Press, Mirepoix USA, as well as Gemstone Foundation. She developed a personal affinity for web and video technology as powerful tools for communication and marketing.
Prior to going into the video field, Gottfried worked in large account development and sales training for a national telephone headset company, working closely with clients such as Hewlett Packard and Charles Schwab.
Though she grew up selling girls scout cookies every year door-to-door, Gottfried’s sales career began in 1992 in Seattle as a sales associate for a business and personal development company, Context Associated. While getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Washington, she served as a hands-on assistant to a local artisan and potter, Frank Fabens. Even in those early years, she couldn’t help but move into the beginnings of a sales career, marketing Fabens hand-crafted pieces to boutiques across the country.
Gottfried is a member of Women for Winesense, The Women’s Networking Group, and SCBWI. She has conducted numerous teleseminars about the use of video to promote business online.
Gottfried is an involved member of her local community, having served on her congregational board as well as the executive board for NVNS. She also played a lead role in the community-wide build project, Playground Fantastico. She is a wife and mother of three children as well as a Reiki Master and First Dan in Tae Kwon Do.